India, April 18 -- Investigations by the Vishrambaug police into the suicidal death of Siddharam Vijaykumar Kalshetty (25), a resident of Akkalkot, Solapur, has revealed that he took the extreme step in an act of revenge.

Before shooting himself, Kalshetty attacked Rohit Kharat (25) with acid at Sadashiv peth, on April 16.

In 2018, Kalshetty was arrested by the police after a complaint related to molestation was lodged against him by the victim's mother under Indian Penal Code (IPC) 354 D, on December 12, 2018.

Police inspector Sunil Kalgutkar, incharge, Vishrambaug police station, said, "Kalshetty had sustained huge losses in the sweet oil business. This was after a molestation case was lodged against him by the victim's mother."